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Utah Bob #35998

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  1. Not real footage. We’ve never shot down any Iran launched missiles as far as I recall. I believe that The Phalanx system is primarily for Cruise middle defense and would be relatively ineffective against the types of ballistic missiles that were used. The Patriot system is designed for that.
  2. I like these. They are light and small. But there is always a trade off when going from a larger more powerful pair. A 42mm has better light gathering capabilities than a 25 obviously. But these have excellent clarity and are easy to pack. I use the larger pair from the house or ATV if I’m not walking much. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NO5OYA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?SubscriptionId=AKIAJO7E5OLQ67NVPFZA&ascsubtag=203418607-2-224285946.1580078420&tag=shopperz_origin1-20#customerReviews
  3. I just popped in for a few minutes to catch up on Saloon craziness. It’s an 8 hour drive from here to the Mayo Clinic for Carol’s tests. Went down Wed and came back today. Kinda tiring. Not to mention driving around the hideous megalopolis in that insane traffic!! Have to go back next week for more procedures. Hoping for good news and trying to remain positive but it’s pretty hard. Nice to be back in the country for a few days anyway. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and messages.
  4. https://www.ausa.org/articles/today’s-millennials-are-todays-leaders
  5. Seeing as how they had only been in the Army long enough to get haircuts and duds, that’s to be expected. Also the sound track is a bit off in that video.
  6. Understandable confusion. Bear Arms Bare Arms. Bear Arms
  7. Got some bad news. Medical problems for my wife. I’ll be off the wire for awhile. Update: Thank you so much for the kind posts. Tests have led to a very bad diagnosis today. We are devastated but primed for a fight. Carol is very strong and in good spirits. I will hopefully post any encouraging updates in the difficult weeks and months to come. I am bouyed by your thoughts and prayers and most grateful. Adios for now, my friends.
  8. A year or two ago, a friend sent me a pair of jungle boots I needed for display. He said they had been sitting around for decades in a closet and wouldn’t take any payment. I sent him $25 in MPC. He thought it was hilarious.
  9. Art is subjective. Not everyone likes the same thing. If I personally dislike or love a film it shouldn’t effect anyone else’s opinion of it. And l don’t really care if no one else likes what I like or loves what I hate. Different strokes.
  10. Custer was a Brevet Major General. This was a custom awarding an officer a higher rank as recognition of his performance, usually in combat. It did not include the pay or actual permanent rank. After the war he retained his actual rank of Lt Col, but was still largely referred to by his brevet rank.
  11. I think they just used generic images on the bills. I remember when we change to a new series in 69-70 there were no cute chicks on them. A sub, an astronaut, some jets, a pilot etc. Boring. https://www.moneyfactory.gov/images/FactSheet_MilitaryPaymentCertificates_20140123.pdf http://militarypaycertificate.blogspot.com/p/vietnam-era-mpcs.html
  12. US personnel were prohibited from using American currency in Vietnam. You turned in your greenbacks and received the MPC in exchange. This was to prevent US dollars from entering the black market. The MPC could not be used on the local economy. You had to have Vietnamese currency, commonly called Piasters for the pre war French system, but actually called Dong in the Vietnamese banking system. No coins were used with MPC, only the scrip in 5cents and above denominations. PITA to have a bunch of bills in 5-10 cents value. The bills would be changed every few years to a different type and you had to exchange them again. This rendered the black market MPC in the hands of locals useless. imagine if you had to go turn in your greenbacks for different ones every few years! In Occupied Japan after the war we used the same type system. Some people collect them but they’re not worth much. I have a handful somewhere.
  13. We actually have both kinds of pot.
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